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Robert Yee is a PhD candidate in the Department of History at Princeton University. He specializes in the economic and financial history of twentieth-century Britain, France, and Germany with interests in monetary policy, the history of capitalism, and international relations. His past research has been published in the Financial History Review and Studies in Applied Economics.

In 2022, Robert was a DAAD Visiting Scholar at the Humboldt University of Berlin and a Mellon Visiting Student at the Centre for History and Economics, Cambridge. His research has been supported by the Embassy of France’s Chateaubriand Fellowship, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the Churchill Archives Centre, and the History of Economics Society. At Princeton, he is the co-founder of the Economic History Workshop and a graduate associate at the Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy and Finance.

Born and raised in Massachusetts, he received a BA in Economics and History (Highest Honors) from Vanderbilt University. Prior to arriving at Princeton, he worked as a Business Analyst at Visa and as a Research Associate at the Center for Financial Stability.


Recent articles include:

– “Reparations Revisited: The Role of Economic Advisers in Reforming German Central Banking and Public Finance.” Financial History Review 27, no. 1 (April 2020): 45–72. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0968565019000258.

– (with Kurt Schuler and Theresa Williamson). “The Washington Consensus in History: An Interview with John Williamson.” Center for Financial Stability: Papers in Financial History (January 2020). http://www.centerforfinancialstability.org/speeches/John_Williamson_Interview.pdf.